GISEC 2022 to host over 270 exhibitors from 70 countries

Emirates News Agency, March 16, 2022

GISEC is the most connected and influential cybersecurity exhibition and conference in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and is poised to re-energise public-private sector collaboration as nations and companies explore disruptive new solutions to tackle growing global cybersecurity challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organised in partnership with the UAE's most influential cyber entities to curate and prioritise regional cybersecurity agendas, including the UAE Cybersecurity Council, Dubai Electronic Security Centre, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority and Dubai Police, the meeting point for the cybersecurity ecosystem will unite the industry’s leading brands and minds during three days of conference sessions, keynotes, partner seminars, interactive sessions, sponsor briefings and more.

With numerous national pavilions set to showcase best-in-class solutions from a host of the globe’s major cybersecurity solution providers, GISEC 2022 will deep-dive into the most pressing cybersecurity challenges affecting enterprises and governments in the post-pandemic era. Some of the international powerhouse brands exhibiting or sponsoring at GISEC for the first time include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco Security, Honeywell and Checkpoint, while cybersecurity heavyweights Microsoft, Huawei and Spire Solutions will also be participating.

The latest edition of GISEC will focus on ethical hacking through several interactive onsite features and activations throughout the three days. One of the highlight activations comes in the form of the largest live Bug Bounty hunt ever to take place in the UAE.

In support of the UAE Cyber Security Council National Bug Bounty Programme, 100 ethical hackers are flying in to take part in the programme, where they will be tasked to hack, identify, and fix certain software flaws in a number of different scenarios and mainframes, including electric cars, mobile phones and drones.

With the MEA cybersecurity market expected to reach US$2.89 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 7.92 percent over the next four years, according to Mordor Intelligence, GISEC 2022 will see the world’s leading cybersecurity providers showcase their latest products, solutions, innovations in the fields of cloud security, ransomware exploring collaborative business opportunities at the event.

GISEC will host more than 200 high-calibre speakers, including national cybersecurity leaders, tech pioneers, policymakers, researchers and intelligence heads. The UAE Cyber Security Council will host the Global Cybersecurity Congress.

Now split across five stages, this year will feature the Government Stage Hosted by the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), and new content tracks focusing on healthcare, telecoms, critical infrastructure and finance.